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. >>> well, believe it or not, we're already well into the age where cars can park themselves. liz crenshaw behind the wheel of a new vehicle with that technology to see just how well it works in those tricky parallel spots. >> would you buy a car that could park itself? >> i would. >> it kind of freaks me out that you don't have full control of the car. >> a car that parks itself. you'd expect it to be expensive. it's been offered as an option on some luxury cars. but today that luxury has gone mainstream. car manufacturers like toyota and ford now offer the self-parking options at an affordable price. >> ford decided we have all the technology on the vehicle. let's make this something that's available to all consumers. >> richard is a spokesperson for ford, put me behind the wheel of a 2013 ford escape. first, the system detects an available parallel parking space. >> okay. hands off the wheel. just reverse. >> off the steering wheel. puts the car in reverse. >> you got it. and now brake and gas only. >> i'm brake, i'm gas, it's driving. >> exactly. have faith here. >> all right. >> let i
's coming up at 5:30. and then at 5:45 -- >> i'm liz crenshaw. hurricane sandy could send hard rain our way. how to prevent wet and flooded basements without getting soaked by overpriced contractors coming up. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. and this is maryland. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i a
. liz crenshaw's consumer warnings to keep your t teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware. and this is maryland. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million gaming at casinos in these other states. question seven will build a new casino and bring table games to baltimore... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. prand you're seeing that rightno quit in amnow.a... over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the wa
donate medical equipment? it is friday. liz crenshaw joins us now for "ask liz." >> i love the absentee ballot. >> very timely. our first question comes from a viewer named kathy with an e-mail. kathy says she heard in an election the absentee ballots only count if the election is close. >> absentee ballots count equally to in-person votes on election day. as long as you get your vote in on time. if you can't be at the polls on election day, you can vote absentee, either by mail or you can also vote in person in all three jurisdictions. in virginia, you must provide a valid excuse as to why you are unable to vote on election day. but in maryland and d.c. you do not need to provide a reason as long as you're already a registered voter. voters in all three jurisdictions need to apply to register to vote absentee by tuesday october 30th. don't wait too long for that. but they do count them. they count them. >> interesting. >> they don't put them in a box and set them to the side. >> i think i knew that, but didn't know the reason why. chip from springfield, virginia, liz, he saw nfl player
products even called, so why are the baby items still on store shelves. liz crenshaw has [ woman ] ring. ring. prresso. i need your help... i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. wellveryone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe well...i'm not at liberty to give that out, but we do use tender chunks of white meat chicken in an herb & spice broth. come on that's it? i need the recipe. you gotta help me out! [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? like a ninja! [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> the annual columbus day celebration outside union
some pretty tight quarters. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. is there any way to stop a previous tenant's mail from coming to your house? that's the question. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> is there any way to stop a previous tenant's mail from coming to your home? is it true that canceling a credit card can adversely affect your credit score? and why do the leaves on trees change color in the fall? good questions. liz crenshaw is here with all of the answers. happy friday, liz. >> thank you, pat. >> brenda says she recently moved into a new house and she's getting bombarded from mail from the previous tenant. >> how do you make them go away? we turned to the u.s. postal service for this. there are several things you can do. first, you should communicate with your letter carrier, that this is happening. you can do this in person, by leaving a note for the carrier in the mailbox, or writing the word "moved" on the ex-t
a look at these numbers. that's why it is so cold. liz crenshaw, look at these numbers coming across the chesapeake bay. montreal, canada, 70 degrees. i just booked a flight. i'll be there tomorrow. if you want to come with me, a few seats left on the plane. if we start flying out of d.c. that's why we're so cold of look at that. the tropical moisture moving all the way toward montreal. wow! the picture showing it moving across the region. you can see the counter clockwise flow. at love showers and thunderstorms with that warmer flow over boston, with the colder flow, we've got the snow and big time snow, two to three feet of snow. back into some of the ski resorts. they are really loving this. we are not loving the very chilly rain. the rain continues and it continues just about everywhere. and i think it will continue right throughout most of the night tonight. we're also dealing with the flooding. we have flood warnings for most streams. tidal flooding as well. the good news is not looking nearly as bad now as it could have been during the day yesterday. we were talking about hist
on facebook and twitter. and liz crenshaw will explain how to avoid some of the flooding that storms often bring. >>> lee boyd malvo is speaking out ten years after the arrest of the sniper shootings that terrorized our region and left ten people dead. he's serving a life sentence and says he's forgiven himself. in a phone interview with nbc's matt lauer, he asked the families of victims not to give him power by allowing the attacks to continue to haunt them. malvo also revealed he had been sexually abused at a young age, and the entire time he spent with john allen mohammed. he said mohammed manipulated him to the point he couldn't stop the crimes. >> i couldn't say no. i had wanted that level of love and acceptance and consistency for all of my life. and couldn't find it. and even if unconsciously, or even in moments of short reflection, i knew that it was wrong, i did not have the will power to say no. >> malvo says there are other victims who are unaware. he said two years ago he contacted victims in five states but he said it got to the point he couldn't psychologically handle it. wen
owners get ready for the monster storm. >> also, liz crenshaw will show you do it yourself projects around the house that can keep you from paying big bucks next week. >>> and chuck is analyzing the latest computer models in storm center 4. we'll have the lat anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i l
. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. some foods look healthy, but they're really junk. >>> neighbors and friends are mourning the loss of a local professor hit and killed while walking his dog. a car struck 65-year-old rhett leverett. he was a much-loved history professor at marymount university. police tell us the driver who hit him had a medical emergency and lost control. >>> with election day almost here, more and more campaign yard signs are springing up in northern virginia for both candidates. today romney volunteers said it's a visible sign of growing support for the gop. but obama supporters say what is important is the number of voters who turn out in november, not the number of signs. >>> the nats need one more victory to clinch the division title in the national league east. it would be the first time in 31 years the franchise has done that. first pitch, 7:05 tonight. now let's fast forward to the weather. veronica, how will they look out there? >> they're going to look a little wet. take that rain jacket heading out to the nats game this evening. a wed one. you'll need a little pati
, wendy. >>> straight ahead, is getting pet insurance really worth the price? liz crenshaw will break down the plan for your furry family member. >>> in sports tonight we rewind to a redskins classic against let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> vikings up next. >> 24 years ago, do you know where you were? carol's going to take us back in time to a great day with the redskins and the vikings. >> no doubt you were watching this one. you know that saying and song, how you like me now. well, it was popular 24 years ago. we have the video to prove it. except back then they were saying, how do you like me now. it's just one of the many connections, not as smooth, but between the super b
themselves. liz crenshaw gets behind the wheel to test them out. >>> we're going to rewind to bounce that game to a former washington wide receiver that led them to victory over the giants. >>> at 6:00 tonight, one of the fastest growing companies in the d.c. area, hiring hundreds of new employees. the look at its office space that maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. >>> washington redskins preparing to head up to the meadow lands. lots of fans remembering what happened last year. >> they sure are. carol maloney joins us with the "redskins rewind." carol, we're looking back at last year's regular sweep of the g-men. >> a lot of people are looking back at
and they feel better now. >> and that was liz crenshaw reporting. >>> coming up next, lance armstrong speaks publicly for the first time since stepping down from his livestrong foundati foundation. we'll hear what he says about the future of the cause. >>> it is a chance of a lifetime for a texas ballet dancer. an 11-year-old boy has been asked to study in russia and he is one of the youngest dancers in the united states who has ever been asked to train there. nbc's sarah story has the story. >> reporter: in an industry that's dominated by girls, there stands an 11-year-old holding on to a dream of his own. >> to become one of the best dancers in the world, or try to be. >> reporter: george is on his way. he's been invited to train at one of the world's most prestigious ballet academies. >> i was excited and overjoyed to hear that. >> the invitation comes after a six-week summer audition in connecticut. georgia's parents say he's one of the youngest americans and only boy from texas that will train there. >> he said, i want to do this and i want to go to russia. so george is one, like my oth
is the number one trending story online today. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. new home for homeowners facing foreclosure and extended deadline for free help that could save you money or your home. details ahead. >>> dog owners listen up. nature's recipe is recalling its nature's recipe off enbaked biscuits with real chicken. the company said the treats have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. so far, no illnesses have been reported. the treats are sold at pet specialty retail stores. >>> there's still help and hope for those foreclosed on or facing foreclosure. the government has extended its deadline to review possible mistakes made by lenders. liz crenshaw is here with more on what it means and who qualifies. >> the government mailed out more than 4 million letters to homeowners involved in the foreclosure process who may qualify for a review and extension. and even if you didn't receive a letter, you may still qualify for help. people can get money back, and in some cases may even get their home back. >> we were able to do the american dream. we worked hard. and we made it. and now they
lead to a $100,000 fine. >>> and a car that parks itself. liz crenshaw finds out if this is really the future of driving. >> no hands, i've got to see that. >>> and more on our breaking news. a prince george's county police officer is critically injured after a crash in clinton. we have an update after the break. so stay with us. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> welcome back at 4:30 on this busy day in the news. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. a prince george's county police officer has been critically injured in a crash on branch avenue and clinton. this is at the corner of branch avenue and surratts road. from chopper 4, we can see the officer's car wrapped around a pole. we don't know if anyone else was injured in the crash. but we can see at least one other vehicle involved. stay with nbc washington.com for updates as we learn more about this crash, and we'll have a live report coming up on news4
to a nightmare scenario for some new york firefighters. >> i'm liz crenshaw. sandy left a l anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> it was a nightmare scenario for firefighters. flames raced through tightly packed hoernlgs many occupied despite the mandatory evacuation order. to make it worse, the neighborhood was surrounded by floodwaters. this happened last night in queens. sandy ravaged new york. firefighters waded through t
night. and is pet insurance worth all that money? liz crenshaw breaks down the best plans for your furry friend. we'll see a warm up from this cold morning but will you need a coat the entire day? meteorologist chuck bell is back and has your forecast next. >>> if you went to last night's nats game or if you stepped out the door this morning you know d.c. area is definitely feeling this blast of cold air. it didn't seem to keep people from entering out though in georgetown last night. most people were out and about bundled up in layers, jackets, and even some scarves. we talked to folks visiting from connecticut and they say it's chilly. >> it's really cold especially for washington not what i expect. >> reporter: what about you? >> i am pretty cold too. i have several layers on and really should have it zipped up but i don't. >> zip that up. >> reporter: people we talked to also say they welcomed the cold after this summer's sizzling high temperatures. forgot about how hot it was this summer. >> i know. >> you forget so soon. >> it was awful this summer. just to remind you. >> it was. o
prepared this time. >>> coming up next, if you have a generator, a warning before you use it. liz crenshaw with potentially life saving tips. >>> we've been following this hurricane since the beginning. and we'll have more, including the rest of the eastern seaboard. >> live conk of hurricane sandy continues all night long. stay tuned for "nightly news" at 7:00 with brian williams. and we'll be back at 7:30 with our live continuing coverage of sandy's effects around our region. anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. imillion dollars for maryland one hundred schools.ty... question seven will double it. rushern baker:
at 5:00, meet metro's new canine who is leading the way. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. the bounty of fall, but what to do with all these fruits and roots. great ideas from the chef at the ritz are coming up. >>> a pretty nice day out there today. high pressure here, but that area of high pressure is moving down to the south. what does that mean for your forecast? maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. and balanced the budget every year. and tim kaine and i both cut our own pay as governors, to lead by example. mark warner and i reached across party lines to get things done. we were a great team in richmond and we'll be a great team in washington. i'm tim kaine a
a local mall. >>> what's the best way to keep your kids safe during halloween? liz crenshaw will be here with the answer. >>> friday night football takes us to waldorf where the visiting team is turning heads with all the talent it's putting on the field. >>> then at 6:00, one of the fastest growing companies in the washington area is hiring hundreds of new employees. a look at its office space, and it's anything but average. anncr: seven-hundred-thous supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. marywe invest in them.umber one in america because but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that m
, what the government is doing to make sure the ecofriendly products you buy are really green. liz crenshaw is more with the details. >> listen up to that story. we begin with american express. the credit card company will refund $250,000 consumers an estimated $85 million. the consumer financial protection bureau says amex violated credit card practices ranging from debt collection to card solicitations, and late fee charges. in addition to the refund of 85 million consumer, they will pay more than $27 million in civil fines. they will notify consumers directly. you do not have to take any action. the cfpb warns against any other entity offering to help you reclaim the money. that is likely to be a scam. water bills have gone up in prince george's county. consumers are paying double the flush tax now. $5 per month. which is the chesapeake bay restoration fee. the wssc says the fee increase will be used to improve the waste water treatment plans owned by utilities throughout the state. residents who cannot afford that higher fee can apply for an exemption. residents are also seeing
you get an international driving permit. liz crenshaw is here with the details. >>> if you are finding that you're shelling out more money for your favorite food truck dishes, you are not alone. it is because you are paying a new tax. there is a new 10% food tax which started at the beginning of october. it is the same tax that is charged to meals you buy in brick and mortar restaurants. >> i'm still going to come to food trucks any way. >> i think it is fair to have the same tax apply to these guys as the subway. >> i'll still eat it. a small price to pay. >> d.c. estimates the food trurk tax could bring in nearly $3.5 million over the next four years. >>> looking for a good deal on student loans? consider the federal loans if you want to avoid problems like extra fees. the consumer fiction protection bureau release ad new report today detailing problems reported by students who use those private sector loans. first, it found that private student loan borrowers have a hard time figuring out just how much they actually owe after they graduate. students also report getting the run-aroun
machines. there go the cheetos. liz crenshaw is here with more. >> here is a frightening number. more than 2,000 people die in fires every year in this country in their own homes. the u.s. consumer product safety commission issued a report today stating, kitchen fires involving equipment as the top cause for home fires. it reports heating and oil equipment as the top cause of home fire deaths. they demonstrated the danger of fires, including setting fires in the kitchen, and the bedroom. official agree home fires happen all too often in the united states. >> six people die every day, every day in the united states from home fires. the big difference that smoke alarms make is significant. fatalities can be cut in half by consumers who install fire alarms in their house. >> the cpsc says to install them on every level of your home and inside each bedroom. a fire escape plan that you and your family develop and practice will also help to keep you safe. >>> now on to a new way to stay educated on the latest scams that conartists use. the better business union launched the bbb with new resource
without a driver? tom sherwood looks into the future for us next. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. holiday travel. are you book? the bes president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> an alexandria marine who serve in the afghanistan will be reunited with an old war time buddy. sean made a special bond with the dog, bolt. he found him ragged, underfed. he nursed him back to health but eventually the commander of the base ordered all the dogs to be removed. they were taken miles away but bolt couldn't bare to be separated from dueling. >> apparently ran behind the convoy for roughly 10 miles or so. pitch black, 3:00 in the morning and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, bolt just come r
. there are things you can be doing at home. liz crenshaw is joining us now. particularly with the food. everybody's concerned about if power goes out, what do you do? >> we get a lot of questions from folks saying how long will things last, et cetera. so the point is, you still have a few hours to do a few things at home to keep your food safe longer. the u.s. department of agriculture helped us with these tips. while your fridge and your freezer are still working, make sure the zero freezer is at 0 o below and your fridge is 40 or below. if you need to put your food in coolers are eye, freeze containers of water and put it in those coolers for later use. you can also freeze refrigerated items like milk or fresh meat and poultry. if you keep your nonperishable food in the basement, make sure it's shelved high enough and out of the way of any water that might come in due to flooding. if you do lose power, i want you to remember this, jot it down. here's what you need to know. the refrigerator is going to keep food safely cold for only about four hours but you have to keep the door closed. if you w
on store shelves. liz crenshaw investigates what parents need to know. >>> good evening, of course. i'm jim handly. >> and i'm wendy rieger. it's time to break out the long sleeves and get out the jacket and turn on the heat tonight. it only got in the 50s today. people were prepared walking around town in their heavier garments. chief meteorologist doug kammerer joins us. and is it here to stay? >> it is not here to stay, wendy. and everybody can go, whew, thank goodness. we're talking about extremely cold numbers. average high temperature today, 71 degrees. right now, as you can see,
part of the problem in ocean city. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. looking for help to clean up the mess behind by sandy. a warning for homeowners. what you need to know before you hire a contr anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. i'll show when you she'll finally make her way out of the region. >>> sandy caused all kinds of issues in our area. look at this soccer field near a splash down water park. it is underwater. laura collins in lake manassas send us these pictures. >> the storm left an awful lot of damage and storm owners want i cleaned up fast. >> liz has a warning though. >> when you are cleaning up, whether i
spice up your meal with fall flavor ingredients. liz crenshaw's report coming up at 5:00. and a look outside. we've got a beautiful day. tom is here. >> it looks good too, doesn't it? we all stop talking. yeah, yeah. the color is really coming on strong now. just wonderful. this is the peak week i think here in the washington metro area for sure and areas out in the rural areas where we've got some trees that are absolutely gorgeous. we really appreciate you sending us your photos to weather@nbc weather.com. beautiful sky. temperatures just before noon are now getting to the 60s. reagan national up to 67. ought to hit the low 70s. most of the region by later this afternoon. in the mountains, they're in the 50s. maybe low 60s midafternoon. elsewhere, up into the low 70s. a delightful day. overnight tonight, mostly clear this evening. few clouds around tomorrow, around 50 degrees. tuesday, partly cloudy and warmer. the upper 70s tomorrow afternoon. on wednesday, even warmer. a little touch of summer in the air. wednesday afternoon, around 80. the record is 84 set on that day back in 20
hurricane sandy and its potential to hit the washington region. liz crenshaw says there are a few do-it-yourself tips to help save you big bucks next week. we'll have the latest on that at 4:00. >> thank you. we have time for a final check of the forecast. >> we have had these low clouds and the skies begin to brighten a little bit. we'll see sun breaking out later. right now, all eyes on sandy. it's passed over cuba and the baham bahamas. it's a category 2 hurricane. it will diminish to a 1. it turns to the north and east. sunday, begin to take a turn to the northwest. that is the zone of possibility. the red line is the most likely track the way it looks right now. that brings it near new york city sometime tuesday. it looks like noontime. we are in that zone of possibility. it tracks farther west, serious problems with power outages and wind. as we look at the view from space, the low clouds hanging in the district and much of maryland. temperatures approaching the noon hour. in the 60s where the cloud cover is. in the mountains, it's already in the 70s there. we are going to see
to come this afternoon, the tiny european country that's in the middle of a huge party. >>> i'm liz crenshaw. can you safely wear decorative contact lenses? that's the question. the answer is coming up on "ask liz." >>> the update on the teacher accused of having sex with a high school student. she's changed her story. maryland schools are number one in america because we invest in them. but we can do even more. every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty million dollars at casinos in other states. question 7 keeps that maryland money in maryland through expansion of gaming in maryland. it will mean hundreds of millions of dollars for our schools. as governor, i can promise you, that money will go to education. that's the law and that's what we'll do. vote for question seven. president obama: i'm barack obamthis message.ve... anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand
food lasts after the power goes out. and what about your tap water? >> liz crenshaw is here with us to help keep us all out of the dark. >> we'll try to solve some of these problems. the big thing people worry about is how long will my food last. listen up. the usda reminds people to keep the doors of your fridge and your freezer closed. the refrigerator will keep food safely and cold for only about four hours. a full freezer, on the other hand, is going to hold the temperature for about two days. a half a freezer only about one day. now, when it comes to your drinking water, folks with a well, you know you're going to lose water because your well pump won't work. but water authorities tell us, residents on public water will most likely not lose water in the storm. but if there's a catastrophic power failure, that would cause the public water loss, or if a water main breaks in your area, it could cause a particular neighborhood to lose water. fema does recommend filling up water bottles, just in case, rinse out the bottles you were going to recycle today, and fill them with water. y
the power goes out, there are many safety concerns to consider. >> liz crenshaw is here now with what you need to know about things like smoke detectors, phones and generators. let's start with the phones. cell phone and land lines, too. >> the fact is, a lot of us will have only a cell phone. most folks rely only on cell phones if the power goes out. make sure they're fully, fully charged. if you have a land line phone, that comes with your internet service, remember, when the power goes out, there may be a battery backup but not for long. you may lose internet phone service. if you only have a cordless phone connected to the land line, those aren't going to work when the power goes out. so you'll need an old-fashioned hard-wired phone with your old-fashioned hard line phone service. >> old school. >> old school. absolutely. >> all right. when it comes to losing power, what do you think about using candles? i went around the house last night and brought all the candles i could find and put them on the dining room people. >> fire officials say flashlights are the best choice during an out
for sale? liz crenshaw explains. >> bring home a new baby, and you bring hope a house full of new equipment, products parents people are safe to use. >> one of the most series challenges are products that may appear to give parents a false sense of security. >>> cu says products are designed and sold and only after being used by children do some safety problems arise. >> and when necessary, trying to get these dangerous products off the store shelves. >> the u.s. product safety commission is in charge of testing them and sometimes issuing a recall. >> for starters, drop side cribs, more than 11 million have been recalled. >> what happen social security a babe can get caught, feet first, at the head and neck area, and get strangles. >> be ware of soft bedding. nearly half of all crib deaths are from suffocation. and sleep positioners, they say don't use them, there has been at least 12 beths. >> another worry, baby ling csl carriers. the baby can suffocate. >> how do you use them safely? >> whith the baby's face expose. >> you want to get the restraint strap and add it. a safer place is to a
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